Research is a vital component of the mission to become a regional school with a reputation for excellence in research, education and service in the field of oral health. Current research activities are focused on basic science and applied areas related to dental science, oral health and disease and craniofacial biology. The School of Dental Medicine (SDM) created a Program in Oral and Craniofacial Biology Research for qualified Graduate and Postgraduate trainees to further work towards the mission.
Basic science research areas include:
- Cancer biology
- Craniofacial developmental/molecular biology
- Salivary gland biology
Our faculty have joint appointments in basic science departments in the School of Medicine that include:
Faculty members are involved in our Program in Oral and Craniofacial Biology Research as well as other Graduate Training Programs that include:
SDM faculty are also members of the University of Colorado Denver Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Clinical research areas include:
- Periodontal disease
- Behavioral and Social Sciences
Undergraduate dental students have opportunities to participate in the ongoing Student Research Group and the Summer Research Scholarship Program.
See also Program in Oral and Craniofacial Biology Research